BKS Spell Checker Plugin For Xojo

picBKS_SpellCheckerSpell checking for your Xojo Mac OS X and Windows applications has never been easier.  The BKS Spell Checker plugin lets Xojo Developers quickly, and easily, add spell check capabilities to their application. Xojo developers have two options when using the BKS Spell Checker plugin.  The first option: All developers can use Hunspell dictionaries.  This allows you to use any of the hundreds of Hunspell dictionaries that are available and most of them are free (some have some licensing issue).  The second option:  Mac OS X and Windows 8 applications can use the system spell checkers. Hunspell spell checking is used by many popular software packages including LibreOfficeOpenOffice.orgMozilla Firefox 3 & Thunderbird, Google Chrome, and it is also used by proprietary software packages, like Mac OS X, InDesign, and many others.  More information is available at http://hunspell.sourceforge.net

Works with Text Area and Text Field

BKS Spell Checker works with any string as long as you can feed it either a word or a block of text.  It’s up to you to provide an interface in your app for learning words and selecting a replacement word from the list of suggestions, but feel free to use the UI we’ve provided in any of the demo apps.

Works with Formatted Text Control

The Formatted Text Control works with BKS Spell Checker.  In fact, FTC comes with the BKS Spell Checker plugin. Download the Demo Plugin now and start working with it.  The demo plugin is fully functional but if put into a non-debug application will generate an exception when accessed.

Requirements:

  • Xojo 2013 R1 or better
  • This plugin will not work in Real Studio
  • Mac OS X
    • Varies depending upon which version of Xojo
  • Windows
    • Hunspell spell checker works on Windows XP and above
    • System spell checker works on Windows 8 and above

Purchasing BKS Spell Checker

The BKS Spell Checker plugin is priced at $100 for unlimited use and 1 year of free updates.

Purchase

Try it Before You Buy It

Try the demo plugin.  It’s fully functional while running in the Xojo debugger.

BKS Spell Checker DEMO (1.0 MiB, 301 downloads)

Example Source Code:

Creating a new Hunspell Spell Checker

  Try

    moSpell  = BKSSpellChecker.CreateSystemChecker catch ex as PlatformNotSupportedException

    MsgBox “Platform Not Supported”

    Quit

  EndTry

Creating a new System Spell Checker dim fDict as FolderItem = GetFolderItem(“en_US”).Child(“en_US.dic”) dim fAff as FolderItem = GetFolderItem(“en_US”).Child(“en_US.aff”)

  //For Spanish

  ‘dim fDict as FolderItem = GetFolderItem(“spanish”).Child(“spanish.dic”)

  ‘dim fAff as FolderItem = GetFolderItem(“spanish”).Child(“spanish.aff”)

  if fDict = nil or fDict.Exists = false then

    MsgBox “Could not locate the dictionary file.”

    Quit

  endif

  if fAff = nil or fAff.Exists = false then

    MsgBox “Could not locate the Af­fix file.

    Quit

  endif

  //Try to create HunspellChecker

  Try

    moSpell  = BKSSpellChecker.CreateHunspellChecker(fDict,fAff) catch ex as RuntimeException

    MsgBox “Could not create Spell Checker”

    Quit

  EndTry

Spell Checking a Single Word if app.SpellCheck.IsWordSpelledCorrectly(txtWord.text) then

    MsgBox “Spelled Correctly”

  else

    Msgbox “Misspelled”

  end

Spell Checking a Block of Text dim iStart as Integer = 1 dim sText as string = txtSpellCheck.Text dim iTextLen as integer = sText.Len dim aroRange() as BKSSpecllCheckerRange while iStart < iTextLen dim oRange as BKSSpellCheckerRange oRange = app.SpellCheck.CheckSpelling(sText, iStart)

    if oRange = nil then exit while

    dim sWord as string = sText.Mid(oRange.Start,oRange.Length)

    //Add to array of misspelled words

    aroRange.append oRange

    //Add to listbox showing word, range, length

    lstWords.AddRow sWord, str(oRange.Start), str(oRange.Length) iStart = oRange.Start + oRange.Length

  wend

 

FAQ:

Q:  Why no Linux version? A:  Frankly, the number of Linux users that contact us for products and client work tells us that it’s not a worthwhile investment of our time.  Prove us wrong and place an order for the Linux version!

Q: Does this replace the Spell Check Utilities plugin? A:  Yes, but it’s not a direct replacement.  If you are a SCU owner, please contact us so we can transition you to the new plugin.